I still remember being single and without kids. Barely.
No one to answer to, I could stay out as late as I wanted and sleep until I wanted to.
Those days are far behind me. And let’s face it…it’ll be quite a few years before they come around again. By then I’ll probably be of an age where I won’t want to do any of that again…except sleep. I can never get enough sleep. Haha.
So yes, life is different now. I have a husband and 3 little ones at home. This means a lot of different needs to balance, I’m usually in bed before 10 and can’t remember the last time I got to sleep through the night, let alone sleep in!
A little about my kiddos:
Tyler is almost 6 and a non-stop talking machine. He wakes up, usually around 6:30 am and from that moment on is non-stop ball of attention-seeking energy. He loves making up stories and playing games and loves doing this with others.
Dylan is almost 4 and a mellow, chill dude. The first thing he wants to do in the morning is have a cuddle with mama and then takes his sweet time getting going. He is perfectly content to be on his own, drawing or playing with play dough.
Roxy is 5 months old and does typical baby things. She eats, sleeps, poops…and repeat! Ok, ok, a bit more than that, but you get the idea.
All three kiddos have different interests and needs and that are often challenging to meet at the same time.
Luckily, Jefta (my husband) and I have lots of tools in our toolbox to help our family life run just the way we like it. Smooth sailing and full of fun!
Not that it always works, we definitely have our ups and downs. And the kids know how to keep us sharp by constantly growing and changing.
Nevertheless, there are lots of things we do that DO work, and that’s why I’m here, to share with other parents all the awesome strategies, tools, resources that have helped us shift our mindsets. Why? So we can all continue learning how to be better parents and hopefully raise kids who don’t totally suck.